The Carver College of Medicine Physician Scientist Training Pathway (PSTP) is designed primarily for physicians about to enter residency programs at the University of Iowa who have completed both the MD and PhD degrees. Applicants who have not completed the PhD degree but have a record of outstanding basic or clinical research experience are also eligible.

2024-2025 PSTP Admission Interviews 

Preferred interview dates for 2024 - 2025 Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, and Pathology will be determined in the fall of 2024.  Other participating departments may have different preferred dates.

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Application Process

The application process consists of three steps:

1. PSTP candidates should apply to categorical residency programs at the University of Iowa.

2. The supplemental PSTP application should be submitted concurrently.

3. Send your current CV to

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